- We get video promos for both the new WWE YouTube channel, and another Mania promo, letting us know it's only 63 days away.
- We get a by the numbers promo, looking at some of the famous statistics of the Royal Rumble match.
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The 2012 30-Man WWE Royal Rumble Match:
The bell rings, and Justin Roberts gives us a quick rundown of the Rumble rules. As always with these types of matches, I ask that you bear with me, as this one will be difficult to cover. Now let's see who's going to be main-eventing WrestleMania. The Miz is of course the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a lot of heat on his way out.
Miz says everyone backstage has been snickering at him all day. They think he's intimidated and that he won't be able to make it, but those are the same people who told him he'd never main event WrestleMania or be champion. He says he's always proved everyone wrong and tonight will be no different. He'll be the last man standing and he'll main event WrestleMania because he's the Miz and he's awesome. Entrant Number two is Alex Riley who makes his way out to a bit of fanfare.
The bell rings and Riley and Miz stare each other down before trading right hands. Riley backs Miz into the corner and hits him with a big running clothesline. Riley takes Miz over to the ropes but Miz fights him off. Miz lays into Riley with a series of stomps before picking him up and taking him to the ropes. Riley tosses Miz to the apron, but when he charges after him, Miz catches him with the low bridge and Riley falls to the outside.
Alex Riley has been eliminated
The clock counts down, and entrant number three is R-Truth, who makes his way out to the ring and takes Miz right down to the mat. Truth ducks a clothesline and takes Miz down to the mat. Truth takes Miz out to the apron, but Miz avoids being eliminated. Miz tries for the SCF, but Truth avoids it. Truth hits a crazy modified suplex and tosses Miz out to the apron again.
Entrant Number Four is Cody Rhodes.
Rhodes makes his way into the ring and hits Truth with a beautiful disaster kick, and a big front suplex. He and Miz double team truth, laying in with repeated right hands. Rhodes kicks Truth in the chest hard. Truth back drops Rhodes to the apron and fights off both Miz and Rhodes. Miz hits his knee to the back/reverse DDT combo and the clock counts down again.
Entrant number five is Justin Gabriel.
Gabriel goes right to the top and takes out Miz and Rhodes with a cross body before hitting Miz and Rhodes with repeated kicks and Truth with an STO. Rhodes comes from out of nowhere to take Gabriel out and he almost gets him over the top, but Justin fights it off. Gabriel and Cody square off while Truth and Miz fight in another corner.
Entrant number six is Primo.
Primo comes in with offense on everyone and takes Gabriel down with a head scissors. Truth ducks a kick from Cody and takes him out. Miz tosses Truth and R-Truth is eliminated.
R-Truth has been eliminated
Truth pulls Miz out underneath the bottom rope and takes him out on the floor. Primo works over Justin in the corner, stomping away at him while Rhodes recovers.
Entrant number 7 is Mick Foley.
Foley comes in and goes to work on Primo, hitting him with repeated rights before back dropping him over the top out to the floor.
Primo has been eliminated
Rhodes attacks Foley from behind, but Foley turns it around and hits him with right after right in the corner before hitting him with a running knee. Foley connects with the double arm DDT to lay Rhodes out. He and Gabriel pick Rhodes up and try to get him out.
Entrant number eight is Ricardo Rodreiguez.
Ricardo makes his way out in a pretty beat up old car. He slowly makes his way down to the ring and beats on Rhodes before avoiding confronting Foley and getting dropkicked by Gabriel. Foley and Ricardo end up teaming up to throw Gabriel out and Ricardo can't believe it, running around the ring and celebrating.
Justin Gabriel has been eliminated
Entrant number nine is Santino Marella.
Santino makes his way down to the ring and takes Ricardo out with a right hand and a back body drop, then atomic drop, and a reverse atomic drop. Santino rolls Ricardo around, sending him into the corner turnbuckle before giving him a wedgie and sending him over the top.
Ricardo has been eliminated
Foley goes for Socko and Santino grabs the Cobra. The clock begins to count down again, and out next is Epico at number ten.
Epico gets his with the cobra and eats socko before being thrown to the outside.
Epico has been eliminated
Socko and the cobra lock up, but it's broken up by Miz and Rhodes who attack from behind. Rhodes tosses Santino over the top.
Santino has been eliminated
Foley catches Miz with the mandible claw, but he's tossed over the top by Rhodes.
Mick Foley has been eliminated
Entrant number eleven is Kofi Kingston.
Kingston makes his way down to the ring and takes it to both Miz and Rhodes, hitting both men with a springboard chop to the head, then a double boom drop. Kofi tosses Miz over the top, but Miz hangs on and rolls back into the ring. Rhodes attacks Kofi and takes him to the mat before trying to send him over the top. Miz joins in, and the clock counts down.
Entrant number twelve is Jerry the King Lawler.
Lawler gets up from commentary and takes it to both Miz and Rhodes, hitting both with dropkicks and slamming Miz to the mat. Lawler heads up to the middle rope and drops the strap before coming down on Miz with a big fist drop. Rhodes drops King over the top to the outside.
Jerry Lawler has been eliminated
Entrant number 13 is Ezekiel Jackson.
Jackson comes in and takes out Rhodes and Miz with shoulder blocks before hitting Kofi and Miz with big clotheslines and Rhodes with a huge slam. Jackson hits Kofi with a big clubbing blow across the back before sending him across the ring and hitting a big spinning side slam. Jackson beats on Rhodes in the corner and the clock counts down again.
Entrant number fourteen is Jinder Mahal.
Mahal makes his way out to almost no reaction at all. Jackson can't wait for Mahal to get into the ring, but Mahal is taking his time. Jinder hits Kofi with a big running knee, then takes out Jackson before stomping away at Kofi.
Entrant number fifteen is the Great Khali.
Khali makes his way out to the ring quickly, heading right into the fray, and taking everyone out with a head chop. Khali turns to Mahal and tosses him over the top.
Jinder Mahal has been eliminated
Jackson attacks Khali, but he's quickly clotheslined over the top.
Ezekiel Jackson has been eliminated
Khali turns his attention to Miz while Kofi concentrates on Rhodes.
Entrant number sixteen is Hunico.
Camacho brings Hunico out to the ring on a lowrider bike. Hunico attacks Kingston with a big kick, the Miz, before hitting Rhodes with an Olympic slam. Khali stops Hunico cols though, taking him down to the mat, before he turns to Kingston, then the Miz. Miz is able to take Khali off his feet.
Entrant number seventeen is Booker T.
Booker heads right into the ring and goes right after Rhodes, but he turns around right into the Great Khali. Khali lays Booker out with a big head butt before bringing him into the corner. Khali ignores Booker and turns to Rhodes, hitting him with a big chop to the chest. Khali holds Rhodes up and lets Booker chop him. Miz almost knocks Kofi from the ring, but Kofi hand stands, then walks on his hands to the ring steps to avoid touching the floor.
Entrant number eighteen is Dolph Ziggler.
Duggan makes his way out to a big pop, and he goes right to work on Cody, Miz and Hunico. Hacksaw smashes Cody and Miz's heads together, getting a huge USA pop. Hacksaw charges Rhodes in the corner, but he misses, and he's clotheslined over the top.
Jim Duggan has been eliminated
Khali and Booker are fighting, and they're both eliminated by Ziggler and Rhodes.
The Great Khali and Booker T are eliminated
Entrant number twenty is Michael Cole.
Cole is in his wrestling gear and he makes his way into the match, taunting the crowd. Cole is avoiding getting directly involved with anyone.
Entrant number twenty one is Kharma.
Kharma heads into the ring and takes Cole out right away with a huge clothesline. Cole climbs over the top rope, and he's pulled off the apron by Lawler and Booker. Ziggler turns Kharma around and tells her to get out, but he's laid out with an implant buster. Kharma scares off Vickie Guerrero before tossing Hunico over the top rope.
Hunico is eliminated
Kharma is tossed over the top by Ziggler
Kharma has been eliminated
Entrant number twenty two is Sheamus.
Sheamus takes everyone out with clotheslines before back dropping Rhodes, and hitting Kofi with big clubbing blows. Sheamus catches Kingston and tosses him over the top to the floor.
Kofi Kingston has been eliminated
Sheamus ties Rhodes up in the ropes and hits him with repeated clubbing blows across the chest before doing the same to the Miz. Dolph tries to catch Sheamus with the Zig Zag, but Sheamus avoids it.
Entrant number twenty three is the Road Dogg.
Uso takes out Miz and Road Dogg, laying them out in the corner. Sheamus tries to eliminate Dolph, but it's broken up by Rhodes. Everyone's pairing off as the clock counts down again.
Entrant number twenty five is Jack Swagger.
Swagger comes in and turns right to Sheamus, taking him out with a belly to belly suplex and big blows to the back of the head. Swagger beats on Uso in the corner. Miz stomps away at Road Dogg. Rhodes hits Ziggler with a big front suplex.
The next man out is Road Dogg BG James. He comes in with right hands for everyone and hits a big pumphandle slam on Miz. James gets a "you still got it" chant from the crowd. The next man out is Jey Uso. Jimmy is with him but not dressed to wrestle. Uso drops James and hits the splash in the corner on him. The next man out is Wade Barrett. Jack Swagger is also out. #27 comes out and it's David Otunga.
Barrett goes at it with Otunga while Ziggler takes Sheamus in the corner. #28 is Randy Orton and he comes out to a huge pop from the hometown crowd. Orton rns to the rung and runs over a few people with clotheslines before hitting Barrett with right hands. Orton continues the offense and slams Barrett. Orton hits the mat and waits for the RKO but Cody hits him from behind. Orton tosses Cody to the apron and grabs Ziggler. He hits the draping DDT from the second rope on Cody and Ziggler at the same time. Uso grabs Orton but gets tossed for his troubles. Uso is eliminated. Orton hits the RKO on Barrett and tosses him. Wade Barrett is eliminated. #29 comes out and it's Chris Jericho.
Jericho comes in and hits Cody, Otunga and Miz. Jericho goes on and eliminates David Otunga. Jericho goes at it with Ziggler now. Sheamus tries to eliminate Swagger. The #30 man out is Big Show.
Show runs to the ring and Jack Swagger is eliminated. Swagger gets mad and Show knocks him out with a WMD on the floor. Show comes in with chops and headbutts for everyone. He grabs Miz and Cody, eliminating them at the same time. Show eliminates Ziggler next. It's down to Sheamus, Orton, Jericho and Show. They all attack Big Show but he fights them off. Show splashes Jericho and chokeslams him. Orton comes and takes Show down with a big RKO. Show fights Sheamus off but Orton eliminates Big Show. Jericho comes from behind and dumps Orton. Randy Orton is eliminated. It's down to Jericho and Sheamus.
Jericho and Sheamus face off. Jericho points up at the WrestleMania 28 sign. They lock up and go at it. Sheamus runs over Jericho. Jericho goes for a bulldog but Sheamus pushes him off. Jericho hangs on as Sheamus tries to eliminate him. Jericho comes back in with a missile dropkick. Jericho with kicks now. Sheamus catches him with the Irish Curse backbreaker and calls for the Celtic Cross. Sheamus goes for it but Jericho slides out. Jericho clotheslines Sheamus over the rope but he hangs on and comes back to the apron. Jericho with a dropkick from the second rope but Sheamus still hangs on. Jericho tries to kick Sheamus out of the ring but he still hangs on. Sheamus makes his way back in and kicks Jericho in the face. Sheamus scoops Jericho over the rope but he hangs on. Jericho fights back in but runs into a back elbow. Jericho ducks the Brogue Kick and applies the Walls of Jericho.
Sheamus gets to the ropes but Jericho doesn't have to break the hold in the Rumble. He finally breaks it. Jericho charges but Sheamus backdrops him. Jericho hangs on and his feet don't touch the floor. Jericho fights fro the apron and goes to the top rope with Sheamus in hand. Sheamus climbs up and has Jericho positioned for a superplex. They trade shots on the top and both fall down to the apron. They both come back in the ring and Jericho connects with a Codebreaker. Jericho looks as if he's trying to pin Sheamus but realizes there's on pinfall. Sheamus fights back but Jericho kicks him in the gut. Jericho with forearms to the chest now. He tries to dump Sheamus again but he hangs on and comes back in. Jericho slaps Sheamus repeatedly and this angers him. Sheamus shoves Jericho off but misses another Brogue Kick. Sheamus counters the Codebreaker and tosses Jericho but again, his feet don't touch the floor. Sheamus comes back with a Brogue Kick and knocks Jericho to the floor for the win.
2012 WWE Royal Rumble Winner: Sheamus
After the match, we go to replays and come back to Sheamus pointing at the WrestleMania 28 sign as the pyro goes off. The 2012 Royal Rumble goes off the air with Sheamus posing for the fans.
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